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Donation After Cardiac Death

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394023
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394023.003.0053
Donation After Cardiac Death

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Chapter 53 discusses the currently accepted procedures and practices when DCD is considered. In the United States, physicians who consider withdrawal of life support for any patient with a catastrophic neurologic injury are obliged to contact organ procurement agencies who could subsequently initiate discussion on possible organ and tissue donation after circulatory arrest.

Chapter.  3467 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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